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>Journals >Revista Latinoamericana de Infectología Pediátrica >Year 2017, Issue 2

Hernández PM, González SN, Aguilar GNE, Fuentes SSE
Varicella complicated with necrotizing fasciitis in immunocompetent patient: a case report
Rev Latin Infect Pediatr 2017; 30 (2)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 76-79
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Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare complication of varicella zoster infection. Its diagnosis can be delayed or missed, which increases mortality and morbidity, because it initially presents similarly to cellulitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is a surgical emergency and should be considered by all emergency department acute care practitioners in cases of varicella in which fever is enduring and swelling or pain is disproportionate. We present the case of an immunocompetent one year old girl with varicella zoster infection with a swollen and painful left flank who developed necrotizing fasciitis.

Key words: Necrotizing fasciitis, varicella zoster.


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>Journals >Revista Latinoamericana de Infectología Pediátrica >Year 2017, Issue 2

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